on drugs

I support the decriminalization of all drugs.

These experts agree with me

In other news, how does Obama cutting short his tour make Belgium and the world at large any safer?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

20 thoughts on “on drugs

  1. Hariod Brawn says:

    Have you seen Eugene Jarecki’s documentary? It’s called The House I live in and is quite brilliant in my view.

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  2. john zande says:

    I heard some Republicans were whining that Obama didn’t cut-short his trip. Had to laugh.

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  3. violetwisp says:

    Don’t you know? It’s customery when Europeans or citizens of the USA are killed to drop everything and be appalled. A thousand times more so appalled than when people die in the rest of the world. And we’re to continue unblinking with our tango.

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  4. Watching the video that Hariod posted reminded me of this bit of news that’s gone viral in social media. Dan Baum wrote an article in Harper’s Magazine, titled “Legalize It All”, and quoted John Ehrlichman.

    Ehrichman served as domestic policy chief for President Richard Nixon when the administration declared its war on drugs in 1971. According to Baum, in 1994, during an interview, Ehrlichman confessed that the drug war was a ploy to undermine Nixon’s political opposition — meaning, black people and critics of the Vietnam War:

    At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people.

    You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”


    Excellent article, Mak.

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  5. Cara says:

    I agree that drugs should be decriminalized. Yes, I know heroin will destroy a person, but anyone who chooses to do that to their body also chooses to deal with the consequences. Heroin (cocaine, methamphetamine, crack, mescaline, mushrooms) has never been my thing, but who am I to say what other people should or shouldn’t do in their own homes.

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  6. I agree with the decriminalization of drugs. Oh, don’t worry about anything Obama does. Once ‘lil Donnie Trump becomes President, everything will be fine in the world. Why? Well, because ‘lil Donnie promises to make America great again. ‘Nuff said.

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